Monday, November 8, 2010

pink help!

Hello!! Katie here, from katieebee. Just when I thought I wasn't ever going to find Pyrex in a thrift store again, my luck changed!

I found Pink 222 8-inch Pyrex. $1.99! I already have one just like it, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to snatch up another. I noticed that this one had a bunch of brown and blackish marks in certain areas. Mostly around the edge and on the bottom. I thought they might just come off with a little help from my friend, the sponge, but I haven't had any luck.
Any ideas or magic tricks?


  1. Try soaking it in really, really hot water for awhile, with baking soda and dish soap, then scrub it with one of those blue or green scratch-free sponges. It will take some elbow grease, but it should work. Good luck and great find!

  2. I have a few tips & tricks on cleaning vintage Pyrex on PyrexLove:

    Looks like you might need to try the toothpick method for the crevices! :)

  3. I like to tackle stains like that by soaking with baking soda and then scrubbing! The hot water + baking soda seems to help loosen stuff up!

    I have a big article on my blog also for cleaning pyrex! :)

  4. Try Barkeeper's Friend . It works wonders!

  5. I've never tried it, but that Barkeeper's Friend is all I ever hear about. Apparently that stuff is the bomb-diggity.

  6. I have the same piece and I didn't have a lot of luck with BF, baking soda, or toothpicks. I got it inexpensively and am considering spot application of oven cleaner. It's either that or learn to live with it.